Abdeldaiem: Salem Red Sox will have first all-female broadcasting booth in pro baseball

From Alaa Abdeldaiem at Sports Illustrated on February 27, 2019:

The Salem Red Sox will become the first team in Major and Minor League Baseball to feature an all-female broadcasting booth in 2019.

According to the team’s release, Melanie Newman will join Suzie Cool on Opening Night against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on April 4th, making up professional baseball’s only all-female duo.

Newman spent more than 10 years working as a multi-platform broadcaster with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, serving as the number-two play-by-play announcer and sideline reporter for games aired on FOX Sports Southwest. She was also a contributor for FOX’s Riders Insider and digital host for the RoughRiders.

Newman actively occupies several other roles, including statistics through Major League Advanced Media, broadcasting for the ACC Network, GameDay Radio, World Axe Throwing Championships and hosting for Troy University.

Read the full article here: https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/02/27/salem-red-sox-first-all-female-broadcast-booth-minor-league

Originally published: March 1, 2019. Last Updated: March 1, 2019.